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Things to See and Do in Manchester

Culture, nightlife, history, and good fun in Greater Manchester

  1. East Lancashire Railway train travelling over countryside bridge
    A twelve mile heritage railway based in Bury, operating steam and diesel train rides through charming villages and picturesque scenery with well-equipped stations boasting cafés, pubs, gift shops and more.
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  2. Castlefield Gallery in Manchester
    Established by artists in 1984, Castlefield Gallery is Manchester’s first public contemporary visual art gallery dedicated to the advancement of contemporary visual art and artists.
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  3. People in an exhibition in the National Football Museum
    Whether you’re a die hard football fan, planning a visit with your family or on a weekend break to the great city of Manchester, enjoy a visit to the world's biggest and best football museum.
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  4. Trafford Water Sports Centre
    Trafford Water Sports Centre, located at Sale Water Park, offers a wide range of water sports taster activities where you can try paddle boarding (SUP), kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing or sailing.
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  5. The Science and Industry Museum building
    Home to the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station, and the world’s first railway warehouse. Encounter amazing objects and find out about ideas that were born in Manchester and changed the world forever.
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  6. RHS Garden Bridgewater entrance, cafe and shop
    Reviving the gardens of the historic 156 acre Worsley New Hall estate to create RHS Garden Bridgewater represents one of the largest gardening projects in Europe at this time.
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  7. Child playing minigolf at Treetop Adventure Golf
    Swing by for an epic mini golf adventure with two indoor, 18-hole courses, plus cracking coffee, tropical cocktails and tasty jungle grub.
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  1. Add Manchester Climbing Centre to your Itinerary

    Manchester Climbing Centre

    Manchester

    Manchester Climbing Centre, set in the unique surroundings of St Benedict's Church, is one of the largest climbing walls in Europe.

  2. Add Piccadilly Gardens to your Itinerary

    Piccadilly Gardens

    Manchester

    A place to relax in the heart of the city.

  3. The Pennine Way

    Oldham

    The Pennine Way is a national trail with 268 miles of trail, mountain tops and the finest upland in England. It starts at the Peak District and runs through the Yorkshire Dales and over Hadrian's Wall to the Cheviots.

  4. Add Ashworth and Roch Valleys to your Itinerary

    Ashworth and Roch Valleys

    Heywood, Rochdale

    Spectacular views are available in the wooded river valleys and hillside areas around the Ashworth Valley.

  5. Add Shankly Experience to your Itinerary

    Shankly Experience

    60 Victoria Street, Liverpool

    The Shankly Experience provides a personal insight into the life of legendary football manager, Bill Shankly.

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  6. Add Smithills Country Park to your Itinerary

    Smithills Country Park

    Bolton

    An excellent place for walkers, cyclists and horse riders with more than 2,000 acres of moorland, woodland and farmland. Good off-road bridleways, guided trails and picnic areas.

  7. Add New York New York to your Itinerary

    New York New York

    Manchester

    Friendly staff, fun atmosphere and great entertainment

  8. Add Cat Cafe Manchester to your Itinerary

    Cat Cafe Manchester

    Manchester

    Cat Café is a friendly and relaxed environment where customers can play and interact with cats over a cup of coffee or pot of tea.

  9. Add Laughing Cows Comedy Night at the Frog and Bucket to your Itinerary

    Laughing Cows Comedy Night at the Frog and Bucket

    Manchester

    Sally Anne Hayward, Kiri Pritchard Mclean, Eleanor Tiernan, Hayley Ellis and Kerry Leigh (MC).

  10. The Saddleworth Rail Trail

    Oldham

    Two former railway lines - now popular recreational routes - make this ride a perfect way for families to discover Saddleworth.

  11. Add Land of Play to your Itinerary

    Land of Play

    Guiness Road, Trafford Park

    Modern facilities in a new, purpose built centre with large separate baby & toddler area only 1 minute from the Trafford Centre. Motorised Go-Karts and custom-made racetrack.
    Qualified chef’s making fresh home cooked food daily.

  12. Add Bugsworth Basin to your Itinerary

    Bugsworth Basin

    High Peak, Stockport

    Bugsworth Basin was the largest inland port on the narrow canal system. Restored by volunteers of the Inland Waterways Protection Society and re-opened to boats in 2005, today it is the only surviving canal and tramway interchange in the UK.

  13. The Manchester & District Walkers (MAD) Walkers

    Bolton

    A walk programme of at least two walks per week, taking advantage of the excellent walking country surrounding Greater Manchester.

  14. Add Kersal Dale to your Itinerary

    Kersal Dale

    Broughton, Salford

    Kersal Dale occupies around 32 hectares of countryside and forms part of the Croal Irwell Valley. With beautiful beech woodland to amble through and the River Irwell to wonder along Kersal Dale offers a welcome break from city life.

  15. Add USN Bolton Arena to your Itinerary

    USN Bolton Arena

    Bolton

    At the USN Bolton Arena it’s our belief that sport and leisure activities contribute to a happy and healthy lifestyle.

  16. Add The Didsbury Parsonage (The Old Parsonage) to your Itinerary

    The Didsbury Parsonage (The Old Parsonage)

    Manchester

    The Old Parsonage is a Grade II listed building situated opposite St James' Church, adjacent to the original village green of Didsbury, Manchester. The building and gardens were left to the citizens of the City of Manchester by Alderman Fletcher…

  17. Add DinoFalls Adventure Golf to your Itinerary

    DinoFalls Adventure Golf

    Trafford City, Manchester

    Located at Trafford Golf Centre, within TraffordCITY, DinoFalls Adventure Golf is one of the UK’s biggest adventure golf courses. 18 holes of action-packed adventure golf in a dramatic Jurassic setting next to the M60 at Junction 10.

  18. Add Moss Bank Park to your Itinerary

    Moss Bank Park

    Bolton

    Popular park with large play area for children, fairground rides, mini steam train and gardens. Events held thoughout the year - check www.boltonlife.org.uk for details.

  19. Add St Leonard's Parish Church, Middleton to your Itinerary

    St Leonard's Parish Church, Middleton

    Middleton

    St Leonard's dates predominantly from 1524, but still retains a tower and porch from Cardinal Langley's church built in 1412, together with traces of a Norman church.

  20. Add Smithills Open Farm to your Itinerary

    Smithills Open Farm

    Smithills, Bolton

    A family day out to remember, everyone loves visiting Smithills Open Farm.

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